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Gender, work and health: an analysis of the 1994 National Population Health Survey
Explores whether there are differences in the health of men and women and the extent to which paid and unpaid work conditions and social, personal and material resources affect the health of women and men.
Published: 1999
Head, heart and hand: partnerships for women's health in Canadian environments: volume 1
Presents a compendium of research and work undertaken by the various partners associated with the National Network on Environments and Women's Health.
Published: 2003
Obscuring disability: the pursuit of "quality" in the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy  
http://www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/24-frazee.pdf
Provides a critique of how the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy conceptualizes health, disease and disability. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Belling the cat: learning to know (but not necessarily trust) the new genetics  
http://www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/3-kaufert.pdf
Examines the new genetics and its potential impact on women's health. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Estrogen through the life cycle
Discusses the human endocrine system and the hormone oestrogen in its four types: that found naturally occurring in the human body, that synthesized for ingestion as medications, 'xeno' or foreign estrogens from modern industrial and household chemicals, and phytoestrogens from food plants. Focuses on the function of oestrogen in women's bodies and how we may get too much, and the wrong kind, for our own good.
Published: 1999
Environmental sustainability and the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy  
http://www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/14-eichler.pdf
Takes the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy to tak for its claim to support sustainable development. Proposes a set of criteria for truly sustainable development, and evaluates the CBS in light of these criteria by focusing on the CBS's claims relating to agricultural biotechnology and bioengineered foods. Demonstrates that the risks of bioengineered foods are ignored by the CBS in its inflated listing of potential benefits. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Sales and service group  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/health_reform/critical_to_care/SalesGroup.pdf
Produces an empirical portrait of ancillary workers in sales and service positions in the health care field in Canada. Appendix to "Critical to Care: Women and Ancillary Work in Health Care." (See Details)
Published: 2006
Head, heart and hand: partnerships for women's health in Canadian environments: volume II
Provides a compendium of reports, research and works produced, and used by, community groups associated with the National Network on Environment and Women's Health.
Published: 2003
Communities constituted through the new genetics: actions and reactions  
http://www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/25-lock.pdf
Provides a critique of the relations between communities and the biotechnology promised by the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Ethics and genetics: the need for transparency  
http://www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/4-brun-cox.pdf
Outlines research priorities which are intended as contributions to a strategy for building broader public debate. (See Details)
Published: 2000